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Spain: Masmovil acquires spectrum from Eurona

Masmovil has confirmed the acquisition of 40MHz in the 3,4-3,8GHz (“3,5 GHz”) band from Eurona Wireless Telecom. The consideration for the acquisition amounts to €30 million. With this new acquisition…

India: Government seeks to ban “unpermitted” channels

India’s Jammu & Kashmir regional government is asking local cable MSOs and cable operators to immediately drop at least 30 “banned private satellite channels” in order to maintain “peace and…

Record fines for illegal Sky use

Following a successful prosecution by UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), the licensees and company directors responsible for the running of three pubs in the Midlands…

Intelsat joins the Seamless Air Alliance

Intelsat has joined the Seamless Air Alliance, a consortium dedicated to the development and promotion of standards to facilitate a better, more seamless, inflight connectivity experience for passengers. The standards…

Google receives €4.3bn EU fine for Android

Google has been fined a record €4.34 billion over Android which the European Commission claims has been used to “cement its dominant position” in search. Google’s parent Alphabet has been…

France sets out 5G roadmap

France sets out 5G roadmap

The French Government has unveiled its 5G roadmap and launched four priority courses of action. “5G is strategically vital to France’s industry, the competitiveness of our economy, innovation and revitalised…

FCC’s Pai: Sinclair/Tribune ‘serious concerns’

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has issued a statement announcing circulation of a draft hearing designation order regarding the Sinclair/Tribune transaction paving the way for a judicial hearing. “Based…

Jail term for streaming service pirate

Jail term for streaming service pirate

The owner and operator of a major pirate streaming service, and mass supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed for five…

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

Collaboration between multiplay operator VodafoneZiggo, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and Dutch Police has seen the closure of a card sharing piracy network, with the operator of the illegal network…

£14/share floor set for Disney Sky bid

The UK’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers – which administers the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers – has ruled that Disney must offer £14 a share for Sky if…

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